DESIGN: Harry Winston’s
Fancy a jukebox on your wrist? That’s what Harry Winston is offering with its new Opus 14. The 54.7mm ticker features an automaton that functions like a jukebox, but the catch is that it doesn’t play music. Underneath a raised sapphire casing at nine o’clock lies a stack of four discs shaped like vinyl records. Three discs feature essential readings, such as home time (which is permanently located at the top of the stack), GMT time and date, while the fourth features a decorative star design. A function selector on the case band allows the wearer to choose the required function, while a button at four o’clock activates a small gripper arm that pulls out the selected disc and slides it across to the two o’clock position. The minutes are presented on a retrograde minute arc located just below the power reserve indicator. Running on a self-winding movement, the Opus 14 features two independent power reserves: One to ensure 68 hours of timekeeping autonomy and the other to animate the jukebox mechanism.